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#1

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Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.3010
Overall BVR Rating
Based on 267 reviews
Performance

9.7

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.7010
Controls and functionality

8.9

Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.9010
App support

9.2

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.2010
Build quality

9.6

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.6010

Pros

  • Wide range of supported audio and video formats
  • Advanced image processing technology offers a crystal clear and lifelike picture
  • Offers lossless and high-resolution audio

Cons

  • No internal streaming apps
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#2

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Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.3010
Overall BVR Rating
Based on 326 reviews
Performance

9.3

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.3010
Controls and functionality

8.6

Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.6010
App support

8.5

Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.5010
Build quality

9.2

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.2010

Pros

  • Triluminos color technology offers bright picture quality
  • Built-in Wi-Fi offers seamless connectivity
  • Upscales 2D video to simulated 3D for enhanced depth

Cons

  • Freezes frequently
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#3

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Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.2010
Overall BVR Rating
Based on 210 reviews
Performance

9.5

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.5010
Controls and functionality

8.4

Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.4010
App support

9.1

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.1010
Build quality

9.2

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.2010

Pros

  • Dolby Atoms and DSEE HX anti-vibration construction for clearer sound
  • Progressive scan technology delivers flicker-free images
  • HD upscaling with sharp clarity

Cons

  • Small remote

Feature wise top Blu ray player

Blu-Ray Disc Players : Controls and Functionality

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#4

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Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.1010
Overall BVR Rating
Based on 353 reviews
Performance

9.7

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.7010
Controls and functionality

7.9

Created with Raphaël 2.1.27.9010
App support

9.5

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.5010
Build quality

9.6

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.6010

Pros

  • Decoding and individual 7.1-channel output for Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio
  • Dual HDMI 1.4 outputs for compatibility with multiple displays
  • Video noise reduction with detail and edge enhancements

Cons

  • Heavy
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#5

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Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.1010
Overall BVR Rating
Based on 122 reviews
Performance

9.4

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.4010
Controls and functionality

8.7

Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.7010
App support

8.8

Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.8010
Build quality

8.9

Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.9010

Pros

  • Enables to upscale DVDs to near HD quality up to 1080p resolution
  • Easy setup with child lock support recommendation
  • MNR noise reduction for quality sound transmission

Cons

  • Average DVD support
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#6

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Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.0010
Overall BVR Rating
Based on 110 reviews
Performance

8.6

Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.6010
Controls and functionality

7.9

Created with Raphaël 2.1.27.9010
App support

7.9

Created with Raphaël 2.1.27.9010
Build quality

8.4

Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.4010

Pros

  • Powerful HCX Processor delivers precise Chroma and HDR processing
  • High-res audio reveals both rich and delicate tones
  • Hands-free controls with Alexa

Cons

  • Average remote
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#7

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Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.0010
Overall BVR Rating
Based on 651 reviews
Performance

9.1

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.1010
Controls and functionality

8.4

Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.4010
App support

8.4

Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.4010
Build quality

8.6

Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.6010

Pros

  • Features 300+ streaming apps including Netflix, YouTube and Hulu plus
  • 1080p video performance along with stunning hi-definition sound
  • Built-in Wi-Fi for seamless connectivity

Cons

  • No zooming functionality
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#8

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Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.9010
Overall BVR Rating
Based on 130 reviews
Performance

9.0

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.0010
Controls and functionality

8.4

Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.4010
App support

8.1

Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.1010
Build quality

8.8

Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.8010

Pros

  • Advanced surround sound, 4K detail and vibrant HDR images
  • Advanced upscaling of content to 4K resolution
  • Supports a wide variety of formats

Cons

  • Heating issue
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#9

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Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.9010
Overall BVR Rating
Based on 131 reviews
Performance

8.9

Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.9010
Controls and functionality

8.5

Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.5010
App support

8.4

Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.4010
Build quality

8.4

Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.4010

Pros

  • Upscaling delivers exceptional image quality with 1080p via HDMI
  • Quality video performance with stunning high-definition sound
  • Compact and sleek design

Cons

  • LAN cable not included
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#10

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Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.9010
Overall BVR Rating
Based on 165 reviews
Performance

9.0

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.0010
Controls and functionality

8.1

Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.1010
App support

8.1

Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.1010
Build quality

9.2

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.2010

Pros

  • Anti-vibration construction for clearer sound
  • Plays almost all disc and file formats
  • Dolby Vision and HDR10 for great viewing detail and accuracy

Cons

  • No automatic detection of Dolby Vision
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#11

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Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.8010
Overall BVR Rating
Based on 92 reviews
Performance

9.2

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.2010
Controls and functionality

7.9

Created with Raphaël 2.1.27.9010
App support

8.8

Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.8010
Build quality

8.9

Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.9010

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#12

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Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.8010
Overall BVR Rating
Based on 12 reviews
Performance

9.5

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.5010
Controls and functionality

8.0

Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.0010
App support

9.3

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.3010
Build quality

9.4

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.4010

Pros

  • Dual-band Wi-Fi for smooth wireless streaming
  • Region-free 4K Blu-ray
  • Plays all discs efficiently

Cons

  • High end pricing
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#13

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Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.8010
Overall BVR Rating
Based on 314 reviews
Performance

9.1

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.1010
Controls and functionality

8.1

Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.1010
App support

7.9

Created with Raphaël 2.1.27.9010
Build quality

8.3

Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.3010

Pros

  • Excellent 4K picture clarity and audio
  • Plays all Region 0 PAL video format DVDs
  • Lightweight and easy to hold remote control

Cons

  • Delicate disk tray
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#14

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Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.7010
Overall BVR Rating
Based on 216 reviews
Performance

8.7

Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.7010
Controls and functionality

8.0

Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.0010
App support

8.3

Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.3010
Build quality

8.2

Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.2010

Pros

  • TV specific EQ settings help optimize sound
  • Denon HEOS Link for multi-room experience
  • Receiver delivers exceptional brightness contrast

Cons

  • Low reliability
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#15

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Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.7010
Overall BVR Rating
Based on 447 reviews
Performance

8.8

Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.8010
Controls and functionality

8.1

Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.1010
App support

8.3

Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.3010
Build quality

8.3

Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.3010

Pros

  • 110-240V 3D player supports Pal and NTSC
  • Full HD 1080p blu-ray disc playback
  • Play Blu-rays from any region A, B, or C

Cons

  • Low reliability

Blu-ray Buying Guide

Blue-ray is a disc format like HD-DVD aimed at enhancing viewers' experience while watching movies and videos by improving the colors, settings, and details. Blu-ray players can make older DVDs compatible with the newer high-definition TVs. Take a look at this informative guide to know about the benefits and the factors to consider while investing in a Blu-ray player.  

Blu-ray Vs. DVD 

Although the intention and function of blue Ray and DVD are the same, a Blu-ray comes with a higher capacity of 25GB on single-layered discs and 50GB on double-layered discs. As compared to them a DVD comes with 15GB on single-layered discs and 30GB on double-layered discs.  

Benefits of Owning a Blu-ray 

Capacity 

One of the major advantages of having a Blu-ray is the capacity. Such a gadget allows you to store massive data equivalent to 25 Gb or 27 GB in one disc. This is almost equal to viewing 3-4 hours of uninterrupted video time. 

Economical 

Blu-ray allows a wider tolerance than DVD players in terms of storage. Thus, when it comes to cost per Giga bite, it is a very economical solution.  

Sound and Audio 

Blu-ray offers 7.1 channel sound which makes viewing in home theatres a surreal experience. This makes them very popular among their fans.  

Resolution 

Blu-ray offers 1080p resolution for videos allowing the pictures to be crisp, and clear. They also come with enhanced interactive features making them suitable for viewing HD movies right from the comfort of your house.  

Factors to Consider while Buying a Blue-ray Player 

4K Upscaling 

This is a very crucial factor for those who have a 4K television. Although many models do automatically come with a 4K upscaling picture, some standard versions do not. Therefore, identify this feature from the product description before investing. 

HDR 

Although most of the modern models come with an HDR feature, they only cover it for the discs that it plays. If you are planning on using integrated apps like Netflix, go for a Blu-ray player that has the HDR feature extended to integrated apps.  

Dolby Vision License 

Having a Blu-ray player compatible with Dolby vision is an added advantage. This feature allows you to adjust the contrast of the videos. However, having this feature requires a Dolby license, and thus, all players do not come with it. Ensure that you Blu-ray player has the license for Dolby.  

Wi-Fi 

Wi-Fi feature is an in-built feature in many of the models of Blu-ray. But if you are settling for a budget model ensure that this feature is added to your player. This will help you to watch through integrated apps easily.  

App Streaming 

To have this feature is essential if you own a standard TV model. Smart TVs or Roku TVs already have this feature available and thus syncing a Blu-ray player in such sets does not demand app streaming compatibility. Therefore, identifying your requirement before the purchase is necessary. 

High-Resolution Audio 

If you watch frequent videos in your home theatres, it is best to go for Blu-ray players with high-resolution audio. This feature although increasingly common is usually found towards the higher spectrum of cost.   

Cost 

The cost of a Blu-ray player can range somewhere between $119 for the basic models to $259 for advanced models depending on the features, brand, and warranty. So, pick the one that suits your budget the most.  

Warranty 

Usually, the warranty for such players lasts anywhere between 1-3 years depending on the brand and the model. However, understanding the warranty beforehand is important. In cases of online purchase understanding, the return policy will help in cases of accidental damage. 

Conclusion 

Having a device like Blu-ray is important to have a seamless experience while viewing videos or watching HD movies. Technology is moving at a fast pace and having a machine to suffice the needs of the future is not possible. However, going for a model that is at par with the latest technology will ensure that a need to upgrade them sooner is eliminated. To know more about your buying choices, take a look at our featured section above. These products are recommended for their performance, quality, cost, and durability.  

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